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Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said he might be persuaded to give his Chinese counterpart a tour of a U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Japan, despite critics who worry such action could open the doors to espionage.
In what may provide some reassurance to coastal communities that are heavily dependent on military spending, the Navy's top admiral says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures.
The Navy needs to replace the aging Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and it needs to do it on schedule, the chief of naval operations said Tuesday during a visit to the base.
The top officer in the U.S. Navy will visit a submarine base in Kings Bay and meet with members of the surrounding community.
The Navy said Tuesday it is investigating about 30 senior sailors linked to alleged cheating on tests meant to qualify them to train others to operate naval nuclear power reactors. Representing roughly one-fifth of the reactor training contingent, sidelining 30 may put a pinch on the Navy's training program, senior officials said.
The Navy's top officer said Wednesday that cost-cutting did not weaken the service's security screening system for defense contractors, despite a contractor's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that left 12 victims dead.
The cost of keeping warships in the Mediterranean will rise as the Obama administration and Congress deliberate on whether to launch a punitive attack on Syria, the Navy's top officer said Thursday.
The Navy is cracking down on alcohol sales at its bases and mini-marts in order to tackle sexual assaults, the chief of naval operations said Friday.
Defense budget cuts have reduced the number of Navy forces that would respond to an emergency in the Persian Gulf and the Western Pacific, the chief of naval operations said.